Irish Whiskey Distilleries

Irish Whiskey is experiencing a remarkable upsurge in sales giving rise to renewed confidence and growth in the industry.

Many old established players are expanding – whilst a variety of bright new stars are entering the market for the first time.

There’s never been a better time to enjoy Irish Whiskey.

Below is an alphabetical list of Irish Whiskey Distilleries – plus some poitín makers and a whiskey bonder – either being planned, already built or in production.

If I have missed any out – please correct me.

1 An Carn – Sperrins Distillery, County Derry.

2 Achill Distillery. County Mayo. Fully mature.

3 Ballykeefe Distillery. County Kilkenny. Fully mature.

4 Ballymore Distillers, County Kildare. Planning approved.

5 Baoilleach Distillery. County Donegal. Mature Poitin distillery. Whiskey maturing.

6 Belfast Distillery. County Antrim. In planning.

7 Blacks Brewery & Distillery. County Cork. Built.

8 Blackwater Distillery. County Waterford. Fully mature.

9 Boann Distillery. County Meath. Whiskey maturing.

10 Boatyard Distillery. County Fermanagh. Whiskey maturing.

11 Burren Distillers. County Clare. Whiskey maturing.

12 Bushmills Distillery. County Antrim. Fully Mature.

13 Cape Clear Distillery. County Cork. Under construction.

14 Chapel Gate Whiskey. County Clare. Whiskey Bonders.

15 Church Of Oak Distillery, Monasterevin, Co Kildare, Whiskey maturing.

16 Clonakilty Distillery. County Cork. Whiskey maturing.

18 Cnoc Bui Distillery, County Galway, In planning.

19 Connacht Whiskey Company. County Mayo. Fully mature.

20 Cooley Distillery. County Louth. Fully mature.

21 Copeland Distillery. County Down. Whiskey maturing.

22 Crolly Distillery. County Donegal. Whiskey maturing.

23 Curraghmore Distillery. County Waterford. In planning.

24 Dingle Distillery. County Kerry. Fully mature.

25 Doyle’s Distillery, County Donegal, In planning.

26 Dublin Liberties Distillery. County Dublin. Whiskey maturing.

27 Echlinville Distillery. County Down. Whiskey maturing.

28 Fore Distillery. County Westmeath. Built.

29 Glens Of Antrim  Distillery, County Antrim.

30 Glendalough Distillery. County Wicklow. Whiskey maturing.

31 Glendree Distillery, County Clare. Whiskey maturing.

32 Gortinore Distillers. County Waterford. Under construction.

33 Great Northern Distillery. County Louth. Fully mature.

34Harvest Lodge Distillery. County Dublin. In planning.

35 Hinch Distillery. County Down. Whiskey maturing.

36 Irish Whitetail Distillery. County Louth. All gone quiet – but did release a sourced whiskey in 2018.

37 Kilbeggan Distillery. County Westmeath. Fully mature.

38 Killarney Distillery, County Kerry, Whiskey maturing.

39 Killowen Distillery. County Down. Fully mature.

40 Kinnitty Castle Distillery. County Offaly. In planning.

41 Kinsale Spirits Co. County Cork. In planning.

42 Lambay Whiskey, County Dublin, Currently blenders & bottlers but have plans for a distillery.

43 Listoke Distillery, County Louth, Currently  distilling gin & vodka & have a sourced whiskey.

44 Lough Neagh Distillers, County Armagh. Under construction.

45 Lough Mask Distillery. County Mayo. Whiskey maturing.

46 Lough Gill Distillery. County Sligo. Under construction.

47 Lough Ree Distillery. County Longford. Under construction.

48 Matt D’Arcy & Co. County Down. Under construction.

49 McAllister Ahascragh Distillery, Co Galway. Under construction.

50 Micil Distillery. County Galway. Fully mature poitín distillery. Whiskey maturing.

51 Midleton Distillery. County Cork. Fully mature.

52 Mourne Dew Distillery, County Down. Fully mature.

53 Nephin Distillery. County Mayo. Under construction.

54 Old Carrick Mill. County Monaghan. Built.

55 Pearse Lyons Distillery. County Dublin. Fully mature.

56 Portmagee Whiskey, County Kerry. Currently a sourced whiskey but have a visitors centre in Portmagee.

57 Powerscourt Distillery. County Wicklow. Fully mature.

58 Quiet Man Distillery. County Derry. On, then off, back on, now sadly off, see here.

59 Rademon Estate Distillery. County Down. Fully mature.

60 Roe & Co. County Dublin. Whiskey maturing.

61 Royal Oak Distillery. County Carlow. Fully mature.

62 Scotts Irish Whiskey. County Fermanagh. Under construction.

63 Skellig Six18 Distillery. County Kerry. Under construction.

64 Slane Distillery. County Meath. Whiskey maturing.

65 Sliabh Liag Distillery. County Donegal. Whiskey maturing.

66 Stewart’s Mill Distillery. County Roscommon. Planning approved.

67 Tipperary Boutique Distillery, County Tipperary. Whiskey maturing.

68 Titanic Distillers, Belfast , Under construction.

69 Teeling Distillery. County Dublin. Fully mature.

70 The Shed Distillery. County Leitrim. Fully mature.

71 Tullamore Distillery. County Offaly. Fully mature.

73 Waterford Distillery. County Waterford. Fully mature.

74 Wayward Irish Spirits. County Kerry. In planning.

75 Wild Atlantic Distillery, County Tyrone, Whiskey maturing.

76 West Cork Distillers. County Cork. Fully mature.

List updated November 2022.

By clicking on the high lighted distillery names you will be directed to the distillery websites or sources of information.


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4 thoughts on “Irish Whiskey Distilleries”

    1. Production capacity is a difficult one to quantify.
      Even for those distilleries up and running there is actual capacity & potential capacity.
      Potential requires 24hr running at full tilt – only a minority of those listed do that.
      My list is more a flavour of the diverse multitude of distilleries out there building their dreams to provide us with the liquid we enjoy.


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